Raymond Abellio

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Raymond Abellio is the pseudonym of French writer Georges Soulès. He was born November 11, 1907 in Toulouse, and died August 26, 1986 in Nice.

Life[edit]

Abellio went to the École Polytechnique and then took part in the X-Crise Group. He advocated far-left ideas, but like many other technocrats, he joined the Vichy regime during the Second World War and became in 1942 secretary general of Eugène Deloncle's far-right Mouvement Social Révolutionnaire (MSR) party.[1] He then participated in Marcel Déat's attempt of creating a unified Collaborationist party. In April and September 1943 he participated in the Days of the Mont-Dore, an assembly of collaborationist personalities under the patronage of Philippe Pétain.[2] After the Liberation, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in absentia for Collaborationism, and escaped to Switzerland. However, he was pardoned in 1952 and went on to start a literary career.

Besides his literary career, under the influence of Pierre de Combas, he developed an interest in esoterism, and especially astrology. He was also interested in the possibility of a secret numerical code in the Bible, a subject that he developed in La Bible, document chiffré in 1950, and later in Introduction à une théorie des nombres bibliques, in 1984. He proposed in particular that the number of the beast, 666, was the key number of life, a manifestation of the holy trinity on all possible levels, material, animist and spiritual. He has also written on the philosophy of rugby football.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Sedgwick erratum to Against the Modern World Oxford University Press, 2004 http://www1.aucegypt.edu/faculty/sedgwick/trad/book/errata.html
  2. ^ Antonin Cohen, Vers la Révolution Communautaire, Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine n°51 (2004)
  3. ^ R. ABELLIO, « Le rugby et la maîtrise du temps », Cahiers Raymond Abellio, novembre 1983, p. 75-76

Works[edit]

  • with André Mahé La Fin du nihilisme - 1943 (signed under his actual name, Georges Soulès)
  • Heureux les pacifiques - 1946
  • Les yeux d'Ézéchiel sont ouverts - 1949
  • Vers un nouveau prophétisme : essai sur le rôle politique du sacré et la situation de Lucifer dans le monde moderne - 1950
  • La Bible, document chiffré : essai sur la restitution des clefs de la science numérale secrète. Tome 1. Clefs générales - 1950
  • La Bible, document chiffré : essai sur la restitution des clefs de la science numérale secrète. Tome 2. Les Séphiroth et les 5 premiers versets de la Genèse - 1950
  • Assomption de l'Europe -1954
  • with Paul Sérant Au seuil de l'ésotérisme : précédé de : l'Esprit moderne et la tradition - 1955
  • La fosse de Babel - 1962
  • La Structure absolue - 1965
  • Hommages à Robert Brasillach - 1965
  • Guénon, oui. Mais... in Planète n°15, April 1970
  • Sol Invictus - 1981 (winner of the Prix des Deux-Magots)
  • Montségur - 1982
  • Visages immobiles - 1983
  • Introduction à une théorie des nombres bibliques - 1984
  • Manifeste de la nouvelle Gnose - 1989 (edited by Marie-Thérèse de Brosses and Charles Hirsch)
  • Fondements d'éthique - 1994

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